Sugarloaf Fall

Kenwood, California

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An easy loop in a Wine Country park leads through meadowland and woodland to a seasonal cascade near the headwaters of Sonoma Creek. Sugarloaf Fall, also called the Canyon Trail waterfall and the Sonoma Creek waterfall, is tucked in a verdant canyon on the lower slopes of Bald Mountain. It’s a pretty little seasonal cascade, strengthened by winter rains and typically dry by late June, with a pool at its base and a thick green canopy overhead. Hiking directly to the fall is a relatively straightforward affair, but it would be a shame to limit your visit to this unique regional park to that experience. One aspect of that uniqueness is the park’s astronomical focus: Not only is it home to the Robert Ferguson Observatory and its telescopes, it also features a Planet Walk, a moderately difficult hike that scales the solar system to walking distance.
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California

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Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré (Falcon Guides)

An easy loop in a Wine Country park leads through meadowland and woodland to a seasonal cascade near the headwaters of Sonoma Creek.

Sugarloaf Fall, also called the Canyon Trail waterfall and the Sonoma Creek waterfall, is tucked in a verdant canyon on the lower slopes of Bald Mountain. It’s a pretty little seasonal cascade, strengthened by winter rains and typically dry by late June, with a pool at its base and a thick green canopy overhead.

Hiking directly to the fall is a relatively straightforward affair, but it would be a shame to limit your visit to this unique regional park to that experience. One aspect of that uniqueness is the park’s astronomical focus: Not only is it home to the Robert Ferguson Observatory and its telescopes, it also features a Planet Walk, a moderately difficult hike that scales the solar system to walking distance.

© 2015 Tracy Salcedo-Chourré/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kenwood
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2-4 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood, CA 95452; (707) 833-5712; www.sugarloafpark.org
Local Maps: USGS Kenwood CA; park map available at the entrance kiosk and online
Driving Directions: Directions to Sugarloaf Fall

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